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Egypt, Ethiopia leaders say Nile dam must not ruin relations

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Thursday not to let differences over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river ruin relations with Addis Ababa. Ethiopia hopes the hydroelectric Grand Renaissance Dam will make it Africa's largest power exporter. Egypt says it

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 21:11:09

Industry's New Sourcing Hope: Ethiopia

After decades of civil war, corrupt governance and famine, the East African nation of Ethiopia is emerging as one of the continent's fastest-growing economies, with a burgeoning textile and apparel sector that the Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute said earned the country $31.2 million

WWD.COM - 2018-01-18 17:43:59

Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, center in military uniform, with senior government officers and prison wardens pose for a photograph during a graduation ceremony in the capital Kampala Thursday Jan. 18, 2018.Uganda's president says he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fea

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-01-18 16:40:00

Britain says monitoring South Sudan peace violations, eyes penalties

JUBA (Reuters) - Britain said it was closely monitoring a ceasefire agreed last month between South Sudan's warring parties and would work with regional partners to identify individuals guilty of violations and take action. South Sudan has been wracked by a four-year civil war that broke out after

REUTERS UK - 2018-01-18 15:55:48

Church leader in solidarity with refugees, immigrants

KNOXVILLE - Regardless of what President Donald Trump may have said about countries that immigrants and refugees come from, a regional social justice leader says Trump's actions speak louder than words. "We're so far away from where we need to be as people of faith and as Americans in standing in so

JOURNALEXPRESS.NET - 2018-01-18 16:45:00

HRW: Don't Let Global Rights Decline Obscure Abuses in Africa

Africa doesn't take top billing in this year's roundup of global human rights concerns. That dubious honor goes to the "dangerous trend" of intolerance and populist leadership in the United States, Russia and China, which Human Rights Watch says are setting a poor example for the rest of the world.

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-01-18 15:43:39

Monkey With A Fancy Mustache Is A New Species

A dapper-looking mustachioed monkey has been newly described from Eastern Africa. The new species was identified when researchers realized that the wide-ranging patas monkey is not one, but two species. Now known as the Blue Nile patas monkey (Erythrocebus poliophaeus), and described in Primate Cons

IFLSCIENCE - 2018-01-18 16:11:00

Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia

Egypt's president says he expressed his "extreme concern" over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country's visiting prime minister. Egypt fears the dam, which is about 60 percent complete, will significantly reduce its v

ABC NEWS - 2018-01-18 09:46:00

Beetles from Israel Set Out to Protect Cacti in Ethiopia

Experts from KKL-JNF’s Afforestation Division have enlisted in a battle to save prickly pear cacti in Ethiopia from a serious aphid attack. KKL-JNF has experience of combating aphids on prickly pear plants, as a similar outbreak has taken place in Israel in recent years. The Israeli aphids are gen

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-01-18 12:57:00

South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 01 | 18 January 2018

No. of Internally Displaced People 1.9 million No. of refugees in neighboring countries 2.0 million No. of people food insecure (Jan-March 2018) 5.1 million FUNDING (2017) $1.17 billion funding received in 2017* 71% of appeal funding received in 2017 $1.6 billion requirements for South Sudan 2017 Hu

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-18 10:58:24

Ethiopia Frees Oromo Opposition Candidate Merera Gudina

In Ethiopia, authorities released a senior opposition leader from the Oromo community Wednesday, fulfilling part of its pledge to release political prisoners. Merera Gudina was jailed in 2015 after speaking to the European Parliament in Brussels about human rights abuses against the Oromo people. Th

DEMOCRACY NOW - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Alert: Immediate 2018 Humanitarian Requirements - Ethiopia

Download PDF (453.94 KB) This alert has been prepared as a complement to the indicative humanitarian needs and requirements for Ethiopia presented in the 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview. In advance of the finalization of the meher assessment results, it is anticipated that between 5 and 7 million

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

Portraits: Detained African asylum seekers in Israel

The faces and stories of African asylum seekers indefinitely detained at 'Holot,' Israel's new 'open' prison. Project by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org, Hotline for Refugees and Migrants Detainees at the Holot 'open' prison. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) This portrait series was taken outside of

972MAG.COM - 2018-01-18 08:00:00

DHS to block Haitians from temporary visas

Washington (CNN)The Department of Homeland Security will stop allowing Haitians to get temporary agricultural and seasonal visas -- a move that comes amid concerns about the Trump administration's feelings toward immigrants of that country and broader restrictions on legal immigration. Trump denies

CNN - 2018-01-18 03:16:10

Shalom from the children and teens of the Jewish community in Ethiopia

Dear Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and honored government officials and members of Knesset, May peace be upon you, from the Jewish community in Ethiopia. With tears in our eyes but with our heads held high, we, the children and teenagers of the Jewish community in Addis Ababa and Gondar, write

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-01-18 01:03:00

Ethiopia frees prominent opposition leader

Addis Ababa (AFP) - Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported. In his first comments after his release, Merera vowed to stay active in politics and ur

YAHOO! - 2018-01-17 19:52:48

Ethiopia releases top opposition figure from prison

BURAYU, Ethiopia (AP) - Ethiopia's top opposition figure and hundreds of others were released from prison on Wednesday as part of the government's recent pledge to free detained politicians and "widen the democratic space for all" after the worst anti-government protests in a quarter-century. Merera

YAHOO! - 2018-01-17 19:39:09

10 reasons to visit "shithole" countries

While U.S. senators continue to debate whether President Donald Trump said "shithole" or "shithouse" (and while Trump continues to deny both) when discussing protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries, we're busy building our travel bucket list. Here are 10 of the many

MIC - 2018-01-17 19:39:52

The Netherlands expels Eritrea's top diplomat over 'diaspora tax' enforcement

As GOP tries to avoid shutdown, Kelly expresses optimism on 'dreamer' deal In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea's charge d'affaires "persona non grata." Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates amounting to 2-percent of their earnings, according to Dutch officials. Dutch Fore

MSN.COM - 2018-01-17 20:09:40

3 Months After The Ambush In Niger, Does Trump Even Have An Africa Strategy?

President Donald Trump faced a massive international backlash after allegedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and several African nations as "shithole countries" in a Jan. 11 Oval Office meeting. But if you look past the cable news hysterics over the commander-in-chief's word choice, the White House

TASKANDPURPOSE.COM - 2018-01-17 20:25:34